Every mom deserves a “me day" every once in a while, right?! One of my favorite ways to spend a solo weekend afternoon is by taking a trip to a vintage market or craft show. It’s also a fun...
Football and family are synonymous, right? In Iowa City, Hawkeye football games offer much more than the stereotypical college experience. There are many options available to keep the family fun going before, during, and after the game. Grab your favorite black...
For the family that is looking for the ultimate relaxation on Thanksgiving–a cook-free, cleanup-free, traditional turkey meal–check out any of these Iowa City area restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving. Be sure to give each establishment a call to inquire...
Every year when the leaves begin to change and pumpkin spice everything hits the store, I get swept up in the changing seasons and buy a jug of apple cider. I say to myself, "I'll drink mulled cider by...
Raise your hand if you think parenting is hard.  Me, too.  Raise your hand if sometimes the pressure of doing really elaborate things for the holidays gets overwhelming? I see you, Sister.  Me, too.  Now raise your hand if you’re looking for ways...
Yes, I know it's only October, but if your life is like mine, Thanksgiving and Christmas have a way of creeping up quickly! To take away a bit of the last-minute crunch, it may help to start thinking about...
It's October, but if you have been to any retail stores it's looking more like Halloween has been skipped altogether. Instead of giving in to the retailers, here is a list of worthy Halloween activities to get you in...
Fall has arrived, and if you’re a mom in the Iowa City area you have likely either visited the apple orchard or you’re making plans to visit soon. Every year we go and I think about what new apple...
School is back in session, football season is here, and Halloween is just around the corner. Fall can be a busy time, but there's also so much to enjoy in our area. Get your calendars ready, and choose a...
For my family in the 1980s, the destination for family photographs was a department store portrait studio.  While studios continue to be a great option, outdoor locations can bring personality and variety to framed photos and holiday cards.  Iowa's...

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Fall in Iowa City: The Ultimate Guide

Fall is a fleeting season; we dream of it far longer than we get to enjoy it. So don't wait–grab your pumpkin spice latte...